Phase 4: True Burnout
Be careful when you notice major behavioural shifts in yourself, such as cynicism and strong pessimism about your work, feelings of incompetence, unwarranted fears, strong desires to escape or self-isolate and other serious physical conditions. Ask yourself if the job or company is really for you.
Phase 5: Habitual Burnout
This most severe phase of burnout shows up in forms of chronic sadness or depression, mental exhaustion, low self-efficacy and, in the worse cases, as suicidal ideation. Reach out for help immediately.